Use of a removable endobronchial valve for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula

David Feller-Kopman, Rabih Bechara, Robert Garland, Armin Ernst, Simon Ashiku

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with a prolonged bronchopleural fistula and empyema that were successfully treated by the placement of a removable, unidirectional endobronchial valve. This is the first report of the use of such a device for this indication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume130
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Empyema
  • Fistula
  • Surgery
  • Valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Use of a removable endobronchial valve for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula. / Feller-Kopman, David; Bechara, Rabih; Garland, Robert; Ernst, Armin; Ashiku, Simon.

In: Chest, Vol. 130, No. 1, 07.2006, p. 273-275.

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Feller-Kopman, David ; Bechara, Rabih ; Garland, Robert ; Ernst, Armin ; Ashiku, Simon. / Use of a removable endobronchial valve for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula. In: Chest. 2006 ; Vol. 130, No. 1. pp. 273-275.
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